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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i need your help. we have to win in virginia. we will keep america the hope of the earth. >> a ne
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
life. it is what a drone operator in nevada or virginia or wherever that person may be seized on a video screen and what he or she believes constitute activity tha tis a threat to the united states in a situation where a person cannot be arrested, etc. that is the basis. that basis has not been made express. that basis has led to many civilian deaths. we have a lot of reasoning to question what the president has said and that laws are being complied with. one of our principal recommendations is that all the information available the provided. this is something that has to be emphasized. "the new york times" reported in may of this year that the administration considers that all adult males killed in drone strikes are combatants. think about that for a minute. what it authorizes authorities to do is to kill first, knowing that who is killed afterward will be turned in combat and unless there is evidence of that person's innocence. i think that fact helps to explain the unreal numbers that the government has been issuing to us for months and years. it is a fact that ought to cause us
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> president obama is in the midst of a swing through four bagram states. iowa, ohio, colorado, and virginia, before accepting the nomination thursday night in charlotte. addressing supporters in virginia, he said obama's failed to outline concrete proposals for reviving the struggling u.s. economy. >> the other side may not have been eager to talk about their ideas, but on thursday night, i look forward to sharing mine with you. a on thursday night, i will offer lively as a better path forward, a path that will create good jobs and strengthen our middle-class, and grow our economy. the good news is, in just two months, you get to choose which path we take. >> and never protests are being held outside the democratic national convention throughout the week. on tuesday, dozens of occupy protesters marched through charlotte before staging a sit- in at an intersection near the convention center. also tuesday, activists rallied in support of the group planned parenthood to denounce the republican-led attack on reproductive rights. >> i really feel like our bodies are under attack. we are wearing
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
clinics in virginia are facing a major setback after the state's board of health reversed an earlier decision that exempted them from stringent building codes. the regulations in question are akin to those imposed on hospitals, governing everything from the size of the janitors' closets to do with of hallways. some clinics say the rules may force their closure due to the cost of remodeling. the board's reversal follows what critics call bullying by the state's attorney general who rejected the decision in june, exempting existing clinics from the rules and said the board had overstepped its authority. ken cuccinelli had told the board members they could not exempt clinics and warned them they'd be personally liable for legal fees if they were sued after rejecting his advice. the virginia law is part of a nationwide wave of so-called targeted regulation of abortion provider or trap laws aimed at ending access to abortion rid the lead to some of global warming, sea ice in the arctic has melted to a small service area since record-keeping began. nearlyar's minimum is 50% less than the a
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in virginia on saturday, republican nominee mitt romney seized on the latest job figures to paint obama as weak on the economy. >> this president has not fulfilled his promises and went to the dnc and spoke in grayling and had a lot of wonderful things to say, but not did not say what he would do to help people get unemployment -- out of unemployment or the poor back to middle-class. we have to make sure he does that have any more days in the white house after january. >> chicago school teachers have gone on strike for the first time in 25 years. they're walking off the job after union leaders vowed to reach agreement with the nation's third largest school district over education reforms sought by mayor rahm emanuel. we will have more on strike after the headlines. the obama administration is drawing controversy for siding with two former latin american leaders in unrelated cases involving the massacres of civilians. the white house has informed bolivia that it will not extra by former president sanchez de lozada to face charges of the mass killing of bolivian protesters in 2003.
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
virginia actually expand the ran for -- enfranchisement of the formerly incarcerated people. it is a far right thing. it is having a real a fact on this race and will have an effect in november. >> talk about what is happening around the country. >> ground zero is probably pennsylvania. strict voter id law says anyone can vote and thus to shop with the government issued a deal with a photo on it. it has not been shot down. it was struck down in texas and other states, but still in effect there. with 800,000 voters in the state, they do not have an up- to-date current photo id. there's just no way we will get all those 800,000 a photo id and two months. >> explain what people do not have a photo id, weren't there is a disproportionate -- why there is a disproportionate effect on those of color. >> if you're a poor person on once aten move at least year. people do not tend to go to the dmv more than once a year. car,u're too poor to own a you can not have a driver's license for it if you are a student -- think about when you went to college but did you run to the dmv to get a driver's lice
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the poverty book tour, now back to these four battleground states -- ohio, virginia, pennsylvania, and florida -- to put a spotlight on this position. you take from its dismal job numbers and combine that with what juan is split up from the numbers yesterday, and you get a clear picture that poverty is a new norm. it ought to be abnormal, but it is the new american norm. we're trying to ring the bell, beat the drum, said between the labor day and election day sprint, that this issue best i get lost but in the last presidential race, three debates between mccain and obama, the words "pour" and "poverty" did not come up. to moderators are back on the stage in 2012 while america is bottoming out through poverty. we want to make sure the moderator's put poverty in the debate this year and we want to make sure the candidates address the issue and more broadly, a mixture our leaders start to make poverty a priority. >> how would you respond to maybe some of the strategists who are president of his reelection campaign saying your plan a discordant note as their time to focus on the middl
Sep 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
couldn't afford it. when i was going to virginia at the beginning of february to be with my daughter, it came up that i needed to get my medicine and it wasn't time yet with the insurance. so, i said, "well, but i'm going to be out of town when time comes, and i need my prozac, you know. gotta have it." and they said, "well, they won't authorize it, so you'll have to pay regular price," which was $400 for a one month supply. and at that point, i felt like, if i can't get my medicine, if i can't make enough money to buy it, i don't want to live. andrew leuchter: we have 20 different anti-depressants on the market that differ in their particular chemical profile, and we want to choose which medication is most likely to help that individual as well. so, it's a matter of getting the patient to stick with the treatment, encouraging them to work through any side effects they might have from medication, getting them to stick with treatment long enough for the anti-depressant effects to kick in. now have you noticed your mood change in the last couple of weeks? yes. i tend to question my feeling
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
was then and present in baghdad imprisoned in kuwait, and in virginia where he was kept for nine months in isolation and subjected to severe abuse. the u.n. special rapporteur for torture one mendez investigated and formally found against the united states. hillary clinton spokesman resigned bradley manning signs for all-star, soldier, and patriot, was degraded, abused, and psychologically tortured by his own government. he was charged with the death penalty sentence. these things happen to him as the u.s. government tried to break him, to force him to testify against wikileaks and me. as of today, bradley manning has been detained without trial for 866 days. the legal maximum in the u.s. military is 120 days. the u.s. in ministration has been trying to direct a national regime of secrecy, a national regime of -- or any government employee revealing sensitive information to me organization can be sentenced to death, life imprisonment, or espionage. and journalists from the media organization with them. we should not underestimate the scale of the investigation which has happened
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
one-hundred city tour continues on wednesday in connecticut. thursday, arlington, virginia. on friday, a charlottesville, virginia. saturday, green festival in washington, d.c. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed captioning. e-mail your comments to or mail them to democracy now! p.o. box 693 new york, new york 10013. [captioning made possible by democracy now!] democracy now!]
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
violence in libya. a protester interrupted romney's speech in fairfax, virginia to accuse him of criticism sizing -- politicizing libya. >> we have lost four of our diplomats across the world where we are thinking about their families and those left behind. what is it? >> [indiscernible] what are you politicizing libya? >> usa! >> usa! >> i would offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman does not want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> romney supporters drowned the protester out with chants of "usa!." the disruption comes as romney faces criticism for using the violence in libya to accuse the obama administration of sympathizing with the attackers. romney's criticism centered on a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo that was actually released before the attacks. following the disruption on thursday, romney went on to criticize obama's for policy and stress the importae of u.s. military power. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping them. a strong america is essential to shape events. we have to have
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
coal mining. at one point, walking across west virginia to educate his fellow residents. he died while working in west virginia, his birthplace, in an area he spent years trying to protect. we will talk more about him with journalist chris hedges later in the broadcast. yemen is claiming to have killed a militant leader believed to be the second in command of al qaeda. the yemeni government says he and six other militants were killed monday in a military operation in eastern yemen. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin our show with the man who the american trial lawyer magazine calls america's political prisoner no. 1. that's don siegelman, the former governor of alabama who returns to federal prison today to resume his six and a half year sentence. he was convicted on bribery charges stemming from his appointment of a campaign donor to a non paying government board. however, his supporters say his only crime was belonging to the democratic party and a stay with the republican majority. his supp
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